Gerald J. Ford was born and raised in Pampa, Texas. Gerald attended Southern Methodist University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts/Science degree and Doctor of Jurisprudence. He is now married to Kelli, an interior designer who co-owns a decorating business together with her sister. He’s six children. They also own a thoroughbred farm in Kentucky.
Gerald J. Ford Net Worth $1.8 Billion
Nearly all of Ford’s net worth is acquired from selling and buying banks. He had his first bank in 1975 for only $1.2 million, which he later sold for a staggering $80 million. He formerly worked for San Francisco-based Golden State Bancorp, Incas CEO and Chairman of the Board.Golden State Bancorp, Inc was considered as the fourth biggest bank in California.
Now, he worked for Hilltop Holdings as the Chairman of the Board. Hilltop Holdings, is an insurance holding company and bank. He also sits on the board of Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), which will be considered as the largest extractor of copper and gold on the planet. Furthermore, Ford’s net has investments in Golden State Bancorp, Pacific Capital Bancorp, First Acceptance Corporation, Rio Hondo Property & Cattle Company, Diamond Ford Dallas, SWS Group, Scientific Games Corp., American Residential Cmnts LLC, Pacific Capital Bancorpand AmeriCredit.